Baked Chestnuts


My Grandmother made these delicious chestnuts every Christmas, and they are a real treat!

bacon-wrapped chestnuts baked on skewers
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
8 hrs 50 mins
16 appetizers


  • ¼ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 ½ tablespoons vinegar

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper

  • 1 pinch garlic powder

  • 16 canned or jarred whole chestnuts

  • 8 slices bacon, cut in half crosswise

  • ½ cup brown sugar


  1. Place the ketchup, soy sauce, vinegar, black pepper, and garlic powder in a resealable plastic bag, and add the chestnuts. Squeeze the bag several times to mix the ingredients, and squeeze air out of the bag. Seal the bag, and marinate the chestnuts overnight.

  2. The next day, preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  3. Remove chestnuts from the marinade, and shake off excess marinade. Wrap each chestnut in half a bacon slice, and secure with a toothpick. Place brown sugar into a shallow bowl, and roll each wrapped chestnut in brown sugar. Place the appetizers onto the prepared baking sheet.

  4. Bake chestnuts in the preheated oven until the bacon is crisp and the brown sugar is bubbling, about 20 minutes. Allow to cool before serving.


Editor's Note

The nutritional information for this recipe includes the full amount of the marinade ingredients and brown sugar; the amount of these ingredients consumed may vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

156 Calories
4g Fat
26g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 156
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 10mg 3%
Sodium 524mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 6mg 30%
Calcium 20mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 217mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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